Our 2013 Database survey is now live

451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.

The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.

There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.

All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.

The full report will be available to 451 Research clients, while the results of the survey will also be made freely available via a
presentation at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in April.

Last year’s results have been viewed nearly 55,000 times on SlideShare so we are hoping for a good response to this year’s survey.

One of the most interesting aspects of a 2012 survey results was the extent to which MySQL users were testing and adopting PostgreSQL. Will that trend continue or accelerate in 2013? And what of the adoption of cloud-based database services such as Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL?

Are the new breed of NewSQL vendors having any impact on the relational database incumbents such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM? And how is SAP HANA adoption driving interest in other in-memory databases such as VoltDB and MemSQL?

We will also be interested to see how well NoSQL databases fair in this year’s survey results. Last year MongoDB was the most popular, followed by Apache Cassandra/DataStax and Redis. Are these now making a bigger impact on the wider market, and what of Basho’s Riak, CouchDB, Neo4j, Couchbase et al?

Additionally, we have been tracking attitudes to Oracle’s ownership of MySQL since the deal to acquire Sun was announced. Have MySQL users’ attitudes towards Oracle improved or declined in the last 12 months, and what impact will the formation of the MariaDB Foundation have on MariaDB adoption?

We’re looking forward to analyzing the results and providing answers to these and other questions. Please help us to get the most representative result set by taking part in the survey at http://bit.ly/451db13

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In other news…

# EnterpriseDB confirmed Red Hat investment, partnership.

# Whitehouse.gov migrated to Drupal, as well as Linux, Apache, MySQL and Solr.

# Amazon Web Services introduced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), based on MySQL.

# Canonical announced Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition including Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which is powered by software from Eucalyptus Systems.

# Qualcomm established a wholly-owned subsidiary, QuIC, focused on mobile open source platforms.

# John Sichi announced the formation of Dynamo Business Intelligence Corp, (aka Dynamo BI), a new commercially supported distribution, and sponsor, of LucidDB, while Nicholas Goodman revealed that the company has acquired the commercial rights to LucidDB.

# Apple closed its open source ZFS project.

# SCO Group’s trustee said the company should pursue IBM, Novell lawsuits.

# Actuate announced the results of the fourth annual Actuate open source survey.

# Andrew Aitken said long live the freeriders.

# Varien announced version 1.6 Release of Magento Enterprise Edition eCommerce software.

# H Online reported on why Adobe likes open source,

# Marc Fleury asked, Open source – a modern day Marxist utopia?

# InformationWeek asked, Can Open Source Software Save Democracy?

# MindTouch presented a list of the most influential executives in open source, as ranked by their peers.

# Messaging Architects became an Open Invention Network licensee.

# A Harvard Business School paper on open source and proprietary business models.

# Linux Journal asked, is cloud computing good or bad for open source?

# Mitch Kapoor declared Microsoft’s war with open source over.

# MaxiScale introduced Generator, an open source file staging test tool.